Published On: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

First Humanitarian Assistance For Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh To Ship Tomorrow: India

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Humanitarian assistance will be sent to Bangladesh to help the Rohingya Muslims who are taking shelter in the country after fleeing from Buddhist-majority nation Myanmar due to ethnic violence.

Bangladesh High Commissioner in India met Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar about a week ago with talks related to the influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Indian High Commission spokesman said the first consignment will be sent on Thursday through air transport and to reach the Chittagong airport at 11 a.m. The humanitarian assistance will be handed over to Bangladesh’s Road Transport and Bridges Minister as well as Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader by Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Harsh Vardhan.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has also called on the international community to generate pressure on Myanmar to address the issue as the influx of refugees is unbearable. Currently the country is hosting around 400,000 refugees.

First Humanitarian Assistance For Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh To Ship Tomorrow- India

United Nations reveals about 379,000 Rohingya Muslims have been displaced since August 25 following fresh wave of violence in the country.

If believed to media reports, the fresh violence in Myanmar erupted when the Rohingya militants attacked police posts in the Rakhine state.

India on its part asked the Myanmar government earlier to handle the Rohingya crisis in the Rakhine state with restrain and maturity amid considering welfare of its citizens.

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